Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has addressed lingering concerns regarding the establishment of a crematorium in Antigua and Barbuda.
Joseph told a news conference yesterday that the Ministry of Health is open to collaborations with private investors interested in the crematorium project.
Joseph clarified that the government’s stance on the crematorium issue is one of openness to private investment.
He stated, “As far as the Ministry of Health is concerned, the investment in a crematorium is an open opportunity for anyone who would wish to invest.” This statement comes amidst previous speculations regarding governmental involvement or exclusivity in the project.
The Minister highlighted that the original plan involved a partnership with a local funeral home.
However, he underscored that this partnership was not exclusive, and the government is willing to collaborate with any private individual or group interested in investing in the crematorium.
Joseph emphasized, “If there is any private individual who would wish to invest in a crematorium, there is absolutely no hindrance.”